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Does this Grape Propel make my butt look fat?

Posted by laurie on August 29, 2012

Warning, warning: beagles may appear larger than they seem. Although Stanley looks like a little chubbo here, in fact he has lost several pounds and has his girlish figure back. We haven’t been to the vet lately to weigh him, but his harness is considerably looser than it was. He’s been getting lots of five-mile walks and I’ve been feeding him just a little bit less.

The Grape Propel is my Diet Mtn Dew. I just love the stuff. After a run I down an entire bottle all at once.

12 Responses to “Does this Grape Propel make my butt look fat?”

  1. Susan in DE said

    That Stan sure is a ferocious and intense boy. The poor bottle doesn’t stand a chance!

  2. Rebecca Campbell said

    Darned Beagle-proof cap!

  3. Karen S. said

    Stan told my dogs that he stretches the harness at night so you’ll think he’s losing weight.

  4. Carol, Eddy's mom said

    First thing I thought of when I saw this picture ..”look how soft and silky Stan’s ear looks”. Silly I know.

  5. ChristyACB said

    Okay…got a funny/not funny story some other beagle owners may relate to from last night. Not sure what I should do either.

    Last night I had to do the monitoring of the storm making landfall (weather is my job) because I knew I would get a ton of questions the next morning so I figured I would just get up around midnight and make do with the 2 hour nap prior to that.

    Well….of course that woke the dogs up and when they get up that have to go out. Charlie didn’t since he’s a camel but Gigi did. So, I went outside with bare feet and no phone and just my sleep clothes on. We get across the street and a raccoon runs out and across our path and up a tree. My dog, who is a typical beagle, gets ready to howl and give chase so I do the “distraction” technique the trainer showed me. Flip her over, rub her really vigorously and talk to her like you’re playing so she’ll focus on me rather than the prey animal. Worked great. Except that the raccoon was making noise up there and then started a fight with another raccoon already in the tree. And now I’m stuck outside because they are between me and my house and my dog is freaking. I kept doing the distraction thing over and over until, 30 minutes later, we got back in the house. But that’s not the end of the story. A little bit later I see a light move across the windows and I’m thinking…Great, A burglar too? Nope, it was a cop shining his spotlight on my property. So, after thinking about it, I think my neighbor…with me in the dark with my dog…thought I was beating my dog or something! I can’t be sure, but with me 10 feet from her bedroom window in the pitch dark and a dog on it’s back and me talking idiocy to her about not fighting a raccoon and just fight with mama…well, it seems likely. So, that was super fun. Great way to start a day! I actually feel really bad that anyone would think that of me but it sure was better than her waking the neighborhood.

    What do you all think I should do? I don’t want anyone to think I hurt my dogs but I would be terribly embarassed to just knock on her door and ask her if she thinks I beat my dogs. Argh…what to do. It was pitch dark out because of the clouds so I can really see that she may have thought something was bad.

    • Luana, Cody, and Henry said

      OMG – such a hilarious story! At least you didn’t get arrested and taken to the police station!

    • Kate (Kramer and Gandolf's Mom) said

      That is quite the story. Maybe knock on her door, and play “dumb” like did you see the police in the neighborhood last night? I was out with my dog trying to keep her quiet from having treed a raccoon and the next thing I knew the cops were here. So strange! Or something like that…just a thought. Maybe bring some treat with you when you take Gigi out, if she’ll respond with that distraction. People always think the worse, even tho we love our guys so very much. Good luck!

      • ChristyACB said

        Treats don’t work. Once they get ready to howl, they are way past treats! LOL. That is why I had to get a pro to show me a better way to distract her.

        However, now that this is happened, I’m not sure I should use it anymore if it looks bad. That would stink though because she loves it! Charlie has a bad back so I can’t do it with him, but Gigi loves to get “distracted”.

      • Julie - JB & Cassie's Mum in England said

        I would knock on her door on the pretence of checking that you didn’t disturb her during the night, then you can explain what happened. Better than her having her own idea of what happened and thinking you’re a dog beater!

  6. Sue ~ Barney , Jodi, & Huggy Bear's Mom said

    Loved that story! I would do what Kate suggested. You can ask about the police or just say I was out with the dog and she started acting a fool and I was trying to calm her down, hope I didn’t wake you 🙂 Let us know how it goes…..

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